Buffalo Bills Awards: Robert Woods, Kyle Williams Highlight Best Plays Bills Win Over Chicago Bears

The Buffalo Bills beat the Chicago Bears in an overtime thriller yesterday, as a young team that has been getting destroyed by most national media folks, went on the road and beat a team many had as potential Super Bowl contenders.

The Bills needed great play in all three phases of the games, from offense, to defense, to special teams and simply outlasted Chicago’s explosive aerial attack.

Here at BillsMafia.com, I’ll be giving out weekly awards, highlighting the game’s biggest plays with Vines.

Offensive MVP: WR Robert Woods

Several players could’ve got the nod for this award, but in my opinion, Robert Woods played a huge part in securing a Bills victory. Woods finished the game with four catches for 78 yards, but made two incredible grabs that showed he could come down with the ball in contested situations.

Honorable Mention: LT Cordy Glenn

Per usual, Cordy Glenn’s name wasn’t mentioned once by Fox’s broadcast team. Anybody hear Jared Allen’s? Nope. Glenn had an outstanding performance, surrendering just two quarterback hurries and showed why he’s one of the league’s best run blockers, as Bills’ running backs gained 63 yards on nine carries when running behind him.

Defensive MVP: CB Corey Graham

Without Stephon Gilmore in the starting lineup, the newly acquired Buffalo-native, Corey Graham made the start against his former team. All afternoon, it seemed like Graham was the best player on the Bills’ defense, breaking up three passes and intercepting another that he returned for 43-yards.

Graham was physical with Brandon Marshall and helped contain the edge in run support, while showing the energy and toughness that earned him a “C” on his jersey.

Honorable Mention: DT Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams picked up where he left off from his incredible 2013 campaign, registering two sacks and an interception, while generating five quarterback pressures. Jim Shwartz used him on stunts and he had Jay Cutler on his toes throughout the entire game.

Offensive LVP: LG Chris Williams

Free agent acquisition Chris Williams was a head scratcher when the Bills signed him to a four-year contract during the offseason, and after a poor preseason, he didn’t make things better against Chicago. He surrendered two pressures in pass protection and failed to get a push in the run game.

Defensive LVP: CB Leodis McKelvin

After an outstanding 2013 season, Leodis McKelvin had a rough outing yesterday. Granted, he was matched up against two stellar wide receivers, but he surrendered 10 receptions on 14 targets for 179 yards and a touchdown, while being flagged for two penalties.

Offensive Play Of The Game: Fred Jackson’s 38-yard run

Fred Jackson sealed the Bills’ victory in overtime with a 38-yard gain that put the Bills on the goal-line. Jackson refused to be stopped, breaking a tackle before an epic double stiff-arm threw Bears’ safety Chris Conte to the ground.

Honorable Mention: Mike Williams 20-yard Reception in Overtime

Defensive Play of the Game: Mario Williams Destroys RT Jordan Mills for a Sack

Mario Williams played only 65% of the Bills’ defensive snaps, but he made the most of them, recording two tackles and a sack. On this play, Mario shows his sheer strength on a counter-move after Jordan Mills gets his hands on him. Mario rips through and tosses Mills out of the way with ease, before leveling Cutler for his first sack of the year.

Best Play Call: EJ Manuel Read Option TD

Fans were freaking out about the Buffalo Bills’ red-zone issues throughout the preseason, as they’d constantly stack the line, bringing more defenders in the box.

Yesterday, Nate Hackett drew up a read-option when the Bills were at the goal line, spreading out Chicago’s defense by using 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WR), which allowed EJ to walk into the endzone untouched.